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PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY -'ft JflM.f • ■. r. ram * r. . >i> <4f ftoflor m T*mrim fsßwsmcc O—qnfcgd.onat—rtlon 9100 Each 50 Sight Uoaaor leas constitute a square. A Liberal Deduction made tor Yearly alvetUsemeato. Comepondenoe aolkdted ESTABLISHED 1824. No Charge for Dressing Lumber. No Charge for Deliiery on Boat or Cars. Florida and South Carolina Cypress Shingles. Every Shingle Guaranteed No. 1. 4by 20 Shingles, $3.50 per 1,000 sby 20 Shingles. $4.50 per 1,000 6by 20 Shingles, $6.00 per 1,000 •••••••• LATHS N. Carolina , No better made, $1.90 pr 1000 1-2 North Carolina siding SI.OO per 100 feet. 6-8 CEILING Clear North Carolina , One Width , 3 Heeds , Latest Style , Per 100 Feet, $1.30 NORTH CAROLINA FLOORING Common. - - - $1.25 per 100 Feet Wo. 2, - - - $1.50 per 100 Feet Clear, Kiln Dried, One Width, $ 1.75 per 100 Feet FRANK LIBBY & CO., Cor. 6tb St., and New York Arcane, WASHINGTON. D C. THOS. B. H. TURNER ) JOHN M. PAGE, R. O. MVLLIKIN, [ Salesmen. ) • Cashier. Maryland Commission Agency of Baltimore City. Succeeding the Southern Maryland Commission Agency for the sale of Tobacco, Grain, W 001, Live Stock. Beaches and Farm Produce Generally. South-East Oorner of Pratt and Charles Streets, BALTIMORE , MB. Director* :— J. T. Butehtnt, Pres Louts V. Detriek, John B. Lyon, Richard U. Oamer, F. H. DarnaU, P. J. Bone*, John B. Gray, Joe. 8. WiUon , Sec. Farmers and Planter’s Agency, 27 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, For the sale of Tooacco, Grain. Fruit and all kinds of country produce. Philip H. Tuck, President; Judge John P. Briscoe, Vice-President; Samuel K. George, Treasurer; Sam uel M. Hinks, Cashier. DIRECTORS: Hon. John P. Briscoe, John Shepherd, John W. Crawford , Samuel M. Hinks, James Alfred Pearce, Samuel K. George, Edwin H. Brown, Phil. 11. Tuck, Adrian Posey. Peruvian Guano, Clover and Timothy Seed and all Household and Farm supplies Furnished. Advances made on consignments. April 2-oy. H. G. Dudley. J' W. Oarpenter. DUDLEY & CARPENTER, General Commission Merchants, 12S Light Street, BALTIMORE. Sell Tobacco Grain and Country Produce. Particular attention given to the careful sampling of Tobacco. J ohn H- Ohrispin- J as- A. Dawkins. OIEISPIN A DAWKINS, Oaulaaian Merchants FOR THE SALE OP Tobacco, Grain and Country Produce- No. 219 SOUTH CHARLES STREET, - - - BALTIMORE. Jgaittt ilhirp’s IBearint VOL. LV. LEONARDTOWN, MD„ FMDAT, OCTOBER 4, 1895. Wbn you shall dwell in the tranquil land. Where sweet the Summer be. Lean In the light and kies your hand. And kiss your hand to me. For 1 who dwell In the lonely land. tty that sweet sign shall see. That lore to you is kind and grand. So kiss your band to me. When you shall dwell In midnight land Where tears and moaning be. Fold on your heart the unkissed hand And tign your soul to me. And I. though lost in a lonely land. Will send an answer true; And groping blindly for your hand And deep in the dark to you. When we shall dwell together And lonely lands unknown. | (Wouldn't we be happy forever la our co*y country home V Earnest Bolton. CONTRAST THE TWO. How Xr. Lowndes Obtained the Repub lican Nomination. To the Editor Morning Herald : The denunciation by certain Democrats and mugwump newspa pers of the manner in which John E. Hurst was nominated for Gov ernor naturally leads to the inquiry, “How was Lowndes nominated, and what had the people to with it?” A comparison of the meth ods used in the two nominations will be interesting and, to the un initiated, startling. It is claimed that Hurst was nominated by Gor man. If this be true, the facts in the case will show that it was done openly and without fraud. Mr. Gorman made no secret of his pref erence. He considered Mr. Hurst the most available candidate, and he asked the delegates to the State convention to vote for him, and they Jid so. These delegates were the accredited representatives of the people of the Democratic party, and so far none of them have been censored by the people for their ac tion in the convention. Now, what did the people of the Republican party have to do with the nomina tion of Mr. Lowndes ? Not a whit more than did the inhabitants of Kamskatka. As soon as the State Central Committee opened its head quarters, that body supposed to be a party organization to work for its party’s good, became a partisan body from beginning to end, and worked incessantly for the nomina tion of Lowndes, to the exclusion of advice or protests from citizens of prominence who knew and still know, that Mr. Lowndes was not the choice of the people. This was a new feature in politics, and the first time that a State Central Com mittee of any party, anywhere, used its influence for any one man be fore nominations were made. The State Central Committee was prac tically Lowndes’ headquarters, al though Mr. Lowndes made a pre tense of opening headquarters a few days before the nominating conven tion met. In state headquarters Malster men or Baker men were frowned upon and made to feel that they had no business there. Then it can be charged and proven that Mr. Lowndes was nominated against the will of the people, and that his nomination was the result of such daring fraud as Democrats would not resort to at any time. Take some of the counties first as exam ples. In Howard county the con vention was roughed by Lowndes men. Delegates were brutally as saulted and driven from the con vention hall. Having a majority of the delegates, Malster men held a convention and elected delegates to the state convention. Yet the roughs, now under indictment, were seated in the state convention by Mr. Harry M. Clabaugh, then chairman of the State Central Com mittee, and now candidate for At torney-General, by the votes he il ; legally seated in the convention. In St. Mary’s county, where there was an almost unanimous senti ment favoring Malster, the conven tion was carried by fraud for Lowndes. In the Ninth district there was no election held, yet a ticket of 10 delegates was fixed up on the Monday following the day of the primaries. Only two of these so-called delegates showed up at the county convention, and the complement was made up by ap pointing men from other districts. Several other delegations were short, it is charged by the use of money, and they were filled np in the same way. Thia Wthe work of State Senator Wil kinson. In Malster people elected three the four delegatee to the stafaSbavention, but only one stock bfHiis colors. It is charged that tiff other two sold ont. In Wicooraßthere waa a contest. The delcgajp for Mals ter and expenses paid*H Malster’s people, wewfeated, bulvoted with the Lown. \ men. Mow much money ye paid|Uw not yet been divolgeC bat it iaAported on good authority that ihm.Lnwndes leaders earned 115 juTO toCani bridge and brought but littie of it back. Now we come to Baltimore city. Here Mr. Malster carried the three legislative districts as fairly as any man ever carried an election, but was cheated by the minority be cause they controlled the windows and the party machinery. Malster polled by the count nearly 10,000 votes, or 6,000 more than Lowndes, and yet the Lowndes’ people claim Malster has no strength. Besides the 10,000, at least 5,000 more would have voted for Malster if their votes bad not been rejected. The Second and Third wards were counted for Lowndes just because one man said “we carried them.” The Sixth was done in the same way as the fTrst two named. The Tenth and Eighteenth were carried for Lowndes by Democratic toughs from the Seventeenth ward, and it is claimed with justice that not a single ward accredited to Lowndes was fairly carried for him. The state convention was a farce and a steal from beginning to end. It was called to order by Mr. Cla baugh, a candidate for office him self, something never heard of be fore. Mr. Clabaugh seated every contesting delegation in his favor with those who bad been purchased and gave them a" liminary organization, and a vote in the committee on credentials. Democrats, in their most des perate efforts to carry the State, never resorted to such barefaced, open fraud and chicanery, and yet it is claimed that Mr. Lowndes is the nominee of the Republican par ty, and entitled to the support of the party. The party, outside of the State Central Committee and a few former ward leaders, had no hand in the matter, and the masses will not bind themselves to stand by any snchfrandnlentnomination. This is the nomination that the Sun and the mugwumps claim with great emphasis to have been made “by the peaple.” No greater po litical farce was ever attempted to bo palmed off upon an intelligent public. Contrast the methods and manner of the two nominations— the Democratic and Republicans — and see which has the highest claim npon the respect and confidence of any conscientious citizeu. Fair Play. —The Sunday Herald of Septem ber 22nd, states that Mr. Wilkinson asserts that the statement above re ferring to him is not true. There is one medicine which every family should be provided with. We refer to Chamberlain’s Pain Balm. When it is kept at hand the severe pain of a barn or scald may be promptly relieved and the sore healed in much less timethan when medicine has to be seat for. A sprain may be promptly treated be fore inflammation set in, which in sures a care in aboat one-third the time otherwise required. Cats and braises should receive immediate attention, before the parts become swollen, and when Chamberlain’s Pain Balm is applied it will heal them without matter being formed, and without leaving a scar. A sore throat may be cured in one night. A piece of flannel dampened with this liniment and bound on over the seat of pain, will core lame back or pain in the side or chest in twen ty-four hours. It is the most val uable, however, for rheumatism. Persons afflicted with this disease will be delighted with the prompt relief from pain which it affords, and it can be depended upon to effect a complete care. For sale by Wm. F. Green well A Son, Leonard town; J. S. Matthews, Valley Lee, and all country stores. The New Woman’s Chib. “What’s all this about the Baltic canal?’ atked the thin lady with the lorgnette, ‘and why is it called the Kiel?’ ‘Because it has something to do with a boat!’ said Miss Sawdy, au thoritatively. ‘But it is spelled with an ‘i’?’ ‘That is merely the Russian way of spelling ‘Keel.’ Anyhow, when 1 told papa this morning what oar club topic for today was. he laughed Mid it vas a dead issue, and he gaeSßd the new woman who pm posed it had been reading the Eng lish pictorials. He said that the canal had been open for a month, but the English nepers were just now illustrating if and when they got hold of anyHpng it was long after the news had been squeezed out of it—squeezed dry—were his very words!’ ‘Miss Sawdy talks of a great un dertaking exactly as if it were a lemon,’ put in the secretary, with warmth. ‘lt would be well, per haps, to reflect that the Baltic canal is atremendeous achievement, a—a great thing! There are 884 lamps —electric light lamps—at—l forget the distances—but 1 remember per fectly that there are 68 extra lamps to light the ferries and bridges alone! ‘lt must resemble the lagoons at Jackson park as we looked npon them daring those never to be for gotten evenings,’ murmured the president. ‘Oh how I wish the Bal tic were nearer, so that we might go and steep our vision in such love liness! ‘Hum, I reckon the Kiel ain’t any too much like the court of honor,’ ejacnlated the sour looking woman. ‘l’ll go bail that its a heap more of a match to our big drainage canal, only them Russians are such *n awful dirty people that when the sewage is tamed on I guess it’ll be of more volume than onrs—perhaps it’ll raise a foot higher. I would not be surprised!’ ‘How indelicate!’ whispered Miss Sawdy, sniffing audibly at a bottle of lavender salts. Will Miss Secretary please tell the club something more definate about the subject under discussion?’ interposed the president. ‘From some of her remarks I infer that she has informed herself most thoroughly.’ The secretary bridled a little in conscious pride, but began gently: *Tbe Baltic canal was opened as a waterway Between the Mediterran ean and the North sea. It was de signed by Von Moltko and Bismark as a place where Russia might take her ships when she wanted to place them safely before going ont to fight’— ‘She is alluding to the canal as a storage warehouse,’ said Miss Saw dy in an undertone. The secretary contined: ‘lt was first known as the ‘Nord-ost-see- Kanal,’ but the contraction ‘Kiel’ was deemed more expressive and in dicative of the canal’s ultimate uses. In this canal very few males are used, except in the marsh lands, where there is plenty of vegetation for their subsistence. It takes 10 or 12 hoars to sail along the canal, for, being so very near the city rapid transit is prohibited in order to protect human life. It is stated that now Russia has a place to stow her ships, she is no longer anxious to fight, so the Kiel canal has al ready proved itself of great strategic value.’ ‘Yes, I’ve heard that the opening was a peaceful affair. France liked it, didn’t she?’ said the woman in the empire gown. ‘That was only because France wasn’t invited,’ said Miss Sawdy in an accidulated tone. ‘No, no,’ interrupted the secre tary, ‘not at all. France was in vited and did send a ship, but you see it was very awkward, because Fratfce and Germany and Russia never call, and France through her embassador ought to have prevented the invitation being sent. You know how it is, ladies, when some who is not on your visiting list in- 1 sists npon sending yon invitations | to some important event. You don’t ’ want to go—yon feel that tbe invi tation has been a liberty and an intrusion but all the same yon feel compelled to send yonr cards with regrets, and that odious person who has invited yon gives yonr name to the reporter along with the list of invited guests or among those pres sent—and displays yonr card prom inently on the hall table!’ ‘lf France didn’t want to go, 1 don't see why she didn’t ignore the bid,’ said the sonr looking woman. ‘Oh, Mrs. Kneebono, the French are people who go by etiquette, and they couldn’t be so rode as that!’ ‘Tain’t rode—it’s honest!’ ‘Pardon me, but it wouldn’t have been polite.’ ‘Frills!’ ‘Madam!' ‘Nothing bat frills and popycock —it’s like Miss Sawdy telling me that I oughtn’t to wear a tea gown in the evening!’ ‘Well—l should say not’— ‘I guess I’ll wear jest what 1 want to. 1 ain’t French. ‘Anybody could tell that at a glance.’ •Hut I’m just as good as them who be French—so there!’ ‘Ladies, ladies!’ cried tbe presi dent, ‘I shall be obliged to adjourn this meeting.’ ‘You can't do it,’ said the sour looking woman triumphantly. ‘lt ain’t never been called’— ‘Wha-at?’ ‘She’s right, Madam President,’ said the secretary, rising with a very red face like a moon coming up be hind a cloudbanck. ‘ln our haste to reach the topic of the day we for got to open the meeting in regular session. I—l’m sorry, but it is too late now!* ‘And we haven’t had a meeting at all?’ ‘None.’ ‘Then what have we been doing all the afternoon?’ ‘Having another ‘Kiel row,’ ’ said the empire gowned woman soft ly- So history repeats itself—even modern history! He Knew. —The teacher of the Sunday-school class was telling the little boys about temptation, and showing how it sometimes came in tbe most attractive attire. She used as an illustration tbe paw of a cat. A T ow,’ said she, ‘you have all seen pew of a cat. It is soft as velvet, isn’t it ?’ ‘Yesem,’ from the class. ‘And you have seen the paw of a dog ?’ ‘Y'esem.’ ‘Well, although the cat’s paw seems like velvet, there is, never theless, concealed in it something that hurts. What is it ?’ No answer. ‘The dog bites,’ said the teacher, ‘when he is in anger; but what does the cat do ?’ ‘Scratches,’ replied the boy. ‘Correct,’ said the teacher, nod ding her head approvingly. ‘Now what has the cat got that the dog hasn’t ?’ ‘Whiskers?* said a boy on the back seat; and the titter that ran around the class brought the lesson to an end. —Boston Courier. Mr. J. K. Fowler, secretary and treasurer of the Corinne Mill, Canal and Stock Co., of Corinne, Utah, in speaking of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy says: “I consider it tbe best in the market. I have used many kinds but find Chamberlain’s the most prompt and effectual in giving relief, and now keep no other in my home.” When troubled with a cough or cold give this remedy a trial and we assure you that you will be more than pleased with tbe result. For sale by W’m. F. Green well & Son, Leonardtown; J. S. Matthews, Valley Lee and all coun try stores. The Reasox Why. —Little Wil lie—l was going fishing Sunday, but my papa wouldn’t let me. The Rev. Dr. Saintly-That’s the right kind of papa to have. Did be tell you tbe reason why? Willie-Yes, sir. He said there wasn’t bait enough for two.-Life. A sure core for bossism i give tbe , other fellows the offices they clamor for. — Washington Post / baint ManTs Beacon. WFiorrm. •oca as bamdbills, 'JIMCULAMS, BLAMES, BILL BEAMS nctrreo witi luma m biipatc*, Pwite? having Ren] or Penoanl Prop, otir for sale can obtain descriptive hand blito nealij executed and at City Prices. Different Meaxiko*.—An ac count was published recently of a •nit for heavy damages from lack of punctuation in a telegram. A man sent the message: ‘Don’t come. Too late;’ but the doctor received it:: ‘Don’t come too late/ and immediately engaged a special train to convey him along distance. Mr. Story, the sculptor, who be gan life as a lawyer, tells a good anecdote which illustrates the fact that the emphasis which punctuates has as much to do with determin ing the sense of a sentence as the meaning of the words. Once, when I he was called upon to defend a wo man accused of murdering her bus- I band, he adduced as one of the proofs of her innocence the fact of her having attended him on bis death bed, and saying to him, when he was dying, ‘Goodby, George!’ j The counsel for the prosecution de [ dared that that ought rather to be taken as proof of her guilt, and that the words she bad used were: ‘Good, by George!’ A well known clergyman of New York used to make a strong point by reading the verse: ‘God said, ‘Let there be light and there was I'gbt/ with the emphasis on the word light, not on was, as usually rendered. An elocutionist of considerable note has questioned the method of the great Mrs. Siddons who in an swer to Macbeth’s suggestion of possible failure was won’t to reply, ‘Fail!’ with an emphatic drop of the voice that implied, ‘Well, then, fail, that is all there is to it.’ ‘Lady Macbeth would never have got him in the world/ said this critic, ‘had she addressed him in that manner. She undoubtedly said, ‘Fail’, in a tone of utter contempt for a man who could imagine such an outcome to his villainy. The word should be given in a deep tone, with a fall ing inflection and then an upward tendency.' A Hard-Headed Farmer.—■ “Miss Minnie Bertha Learned will now give os some very interesting experiments in chemistry, showing the carboniferous character of many ordinary substances, after which she will entertain us with a short treatise on astronomy, and an illus tration of the geological formation of certain substances, and close with a brief essay entitled,'Philosophy vs. Rationalism.’ ’ Thus spoke the president of a young ladies’ semina ry on the class-show day. A hard-headed, old-fashioned far mer happened to be among the ex amining board, and he electrified the faculty, and paralyzed Miss Minnie by asking : ‘Kin Miss Minnie tell me how much sixteen and three-fourths pounds of beef would come to at fif teen and half cents a pound ?’ ‘Why, really, I—gasped Miss Minnie. ' ‘Kin you tell me who is the Vice president of the United States ?' ‘Why—l—l—Mr. B , isn’t he ? Or is it— ’ ‘Kin yon tell me where the Mis sissippi Riyer rises and sets ?' 'l—l—don’t just know.’ ‘I reckoned ye didn’t. Gimme the good old days when gals and boys went to school to larn sense.’ Half-Pbice. —lt is not without cause that the term ‘hard-beaded’ has so often been applied to the res idents of rural districts in New England. Not long ago a dusty, tired-looking man presented him self at the desk in the one hotel of a New England town, and said he wanted a room till 6 o’clock the next morning. ~ *l’ve eat my supper, an’ I shall be off before breakfast/ be said, gravely, to the clerk. ‘Now, what would be your lowest price for a room to sleep in?’ ‘Fifty cents, if you leave at 6 o’clock to-morrow morning,’ was the reply. ‘Weil, now, wouldn’t a quarter make it jest about right, then?’ said the wayfarer, producing a bat tered twenty-five cent piece. ‘Yon see, Una all excited up traveling an* 1 don’t expect to sleep more’n half the time I’m in there!’ 763.